Rose Keeffe

Supernaut, 2019

Oil on Canvas

20 x 26 in.



Rose Keeffe: Iconoclast

January 16 - 30, 2021


This work draws a parallel between Emily Dickenson's poem Some keep the Sabbath Going to Church and the Black Sabbath song Supernaut. Both works express a distaste for mainstream organized religion and instead prefer a more individual sense of self and purpose. This is meant to specifically explore how many LGBTQ+ individuals reject institutionalized religions due to their individuality not being welcomed.

ROSE KEEFFE, Supernaut

SKU: RK006
  • Rose Keeffe received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018. Since then, she has set up her studio in the greater Boston area where she continues to expand and explore her art process.

    Keeffe works primarily in oil, but utilizes digital mediums heavily in her ideation process, creating collages in photoshop that she then synthesizes on the canvas. She pulls imagery from mythological and historical sources to contextualize and articulate her own personal narratives and create depth and complexity in her work. 

    Her recent works center around the skepticism and disillusionment she feels as a recent college graduate in the current social environment. Her works reflect on her experiences being a young lesbian as she endeavors find acceptance in a world with values and expectations to which she finds impossible to relate.


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